Final report for VPA's 2018 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative now available
We would like to acknowledge that at Simon Fraser University we live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kweikwitlem Nations.
SFU’s goal is to ensure our campuses are welcoming places for everyone to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect.
For up-to-date information on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives at SFU, visit our new EDI page.
2018 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report
In 2018, SFU’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic, commissioned a community conversation process to understand the perspective of the SFU community on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Over the course of a number of months, in-person community conversation sessions were held with students, staff and faculty. These conversations were intended as an opportunity to listen, learn, talk, and reflect on what SFU is doing well and where it can improve. This included identifying systemic barriers and gaps, and reflecting on ways to improve structures, processes and practices.
What was shared in those sessions has now been captured in a Report authored by Kim Hart, Special Advisor to the Provost on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
This report was initially intended to be part of a longer-term process. However, based on feedback from the community on the need to act, along with emerging opportunities, including SFU’s participation in a federal EDI pilot program, SFU’s executive decided to redirect efforts to take immediate action on key priorities. You can keep up-to-date with SFU’s progress on these priorities and other EDI initiatives at our new EDI page.